No proposal to alter age criteria for UPSC says Government

The government think-tank also pitched for an integrated exam for all UPSC

: Dec. 27, 2018    : Milan Anshuman

Contrary to media reports that the maximum age limit for UPSC examination is likely to be reduced, the government on Tuesday confirmed that it is not considering any such proposal. MoS PMO Dr Jitendra Singh told ANI:

“There is no move by Government to alter the age criteria of eligibility to appear in civil service examinations. Reports and speculations should be put to rest.”

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For candidates belonging to general category, the upper age limit remains 32 years. For candidates belonging to scheduled castes (SC) and scheduled tribes (ST) category, the upper age limit to appear for the exam remains 37 years while for OBC category aspirants, it is 35 years.

According to reports, the Niti Aayog had suggested that to lower the upper age limit for entry into the civil services to be brought down to 27 years for general category candidates in a phased manner by 2022-23.

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In the ‘Strategy for New India @75’ document released last week, the government think-tank also pitched for an integrated exam for all civil services. The document also said the service conditions for employees of autonomous bodies need to be regulated and harmonised. It noted that reforms in civil services are a continuous process and several initiatives have been taken in recent years by the present government.

"Concomitantly, the number of exams for civil services should ideally be brought down to one with all-India ranking. States may also be encouraged to use this pool for recruitments," the document added.

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Milan Anshuman is a travel blogger at Roadway Star. He is passionate about travelling across entire India, specially in undiscovered places, apart from travelling he loves to shoot nature and wildlife beauties, waterfall, mountain series and beaches.

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